When we founded Florida Conservation Voters just over one year ago, our mission was clear – make the environment a key issue in elections and elect conservation leaders to public office.
As one of our strongest supporters, I am proud to report to you that we made huge strides this year towards achieving this goal. Because of our work, conservation and energy issues were front and center for voters throughout the state. You can download our free 2016 Elections Report by clicking here.
Our biggest victory was the defeat of the deceptive, anti-solar amendment bankrolled by Florida’s biggest utilities. With only a small fraction of their resources, we won because Floridians like you helped spread the word and amplify our message on social media and by talking with your friends and neighbors.
Of course, this election was not without its challenges. It was difficult to predict how significantly the divisive course of the presidential election would affect voter turnout and down-ballot races. But in the end, our team successfully made fracking the top issue in two highly-contested state Senate races. We also helped three of our four endorsed candidates win seats in the state House of Representatives.
These victories are just the beginning, and they affirm that we can and should reach voters by focusing on the issues they care about. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are worried about the fate of Florida’s waters and are hopeful for a clean energy future.
Now, more than ever, we must join together and stand up for our parks, springs, estuaries, wildlife, and renewable energy solutions.
Please download our FREE 2016 Elections Report by clicking here.
Florida’s future is in your hands.